Meet the Staff

Nico Deschner

Lead Pastor

Nico+ came to Canada sixteen years ago from Germany. Having pastored in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Nico  is a Priest in Via Apostolica, an orthodox Anglican Missionary District. He and Nadira, his wife of 22 years,  live with a conviction to see God’s Kingdom released in every sphere of influence. They fully embrace the adventure of life with their four kids:  Levi, Milena, Raphi and Rhianna. Together, they love the outdoors, games, playing music, laughing uncontrollably, good food prepared slowly and reading. Their newest family adventure has led them into providing full-time foster care. Nico is currently finishing his Master of Theology at Briercrest. He lives to kindle a joyful awareness of God’s goodness and restoration of God’s glorious church.

Matt Adams

Associate Pastor

Matt has been on staff since 2011, initially coming on board to oversee the youth ministry. Since then, Matt has expanded into  preaching and overseeing spiritual renewal initiatives, small groups, young adults ministry, prayer ministries, as well as media communications. Matt has a heart for teaching and apostolic leadership, and alongside his wife Kristen and their three girls believes strongly in the revival of our city as a shining light to Canada.

Kristen Adams

Children's Pastor

Kristen is honoured to serve as our Children's Pastor at Celebration Church. Her heart is to share the truth of the Gospel of Jesus to children along with teaching them about the Kingdom of Heaven and their identity as God's sons and daughters. Whenever she can, Kristen enjoys being outside with her family, rollerblading, snowboarding and a good day at the beach. She has 3 beautiful girls (Summer, Brooke and Harper) who fill her life with great joy and she is married to the man of her dreams, Matt. Together, it is their hope to encourage the people around them to fulfill their God-given dreams and for the revival of God's Holy Spirit to ignite the hearts of the people of Saskatchewan.

Tara Little

Youth and Admin Pastor 

Tara, with her husband of 16 years (Blair) and their two boys (Jaxon and Ollie) moved to Regina in 2017 they quickly found a forever family at Celebration Church. Tara joined the Celebration staff in June 2020. She now oversees our youth ministry alongside a variety of administrative duties. Tara loves being able to serve the body of Christ with her time and talents.  

Maureen Wiskar

Office Manager

Maureen has been attending Celebration/Glen Elm since 1979, and has been employed at Celebration for the last 7 years, as the Office Manager. Her role is to do “all things financial”, as well as be the friendly voice over the phone, and at the front desk. She is also the person to see regarding facility rentals.

Warren Youck

Facilities & Property Manager

Having attended Celebration since July 2009, Warren came on staff as facility property manager in October 2013. He takes care of all equipment, the building and grounds. He also sets up for events at Celebration, alongside being the ministry head for both the Ushers and Men's Ministry

Board of Directors

Shawn Lamb


Chair of the Board

Brian Schmidt


Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee

Board Member


Alison Schulz


Board Member

Board Member

Gwen Friedrich


Board Member

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